Your funding package
Research councils, loans and sponsorship - these are just some of the sources of funding that could help you finance your studies
As a postgraduate, you could secure funding through a variety of sources. You'll find a list of potential sources of funding for postgraduate research students below. The Prospectus website also contains useful funding information for postgraduates. Similarly, the Alternative Guide to Funding is a helpful resource, which could help you find funding through a charity.
Before you begin at Liverpool John Moores University, we recommend you contact one of our student advisors for expert financial advice and guidance.
Possible sources of funding
Below you'll find possible sources of funding and details about the two types of PhD scholarships you could apply for - a fully-funded PhD scholarship and a fees-only PhD scholarship.
Alternative Guide to Funding
The Alternative Guide to Funding is a helpful resource, which could help you find funding via a charity.
Government postgraduate loan for masters courses
Value: Up to £10,000
If you are eligible, you could borrow up to £10,000 as part of the new government’s postgraduate loan for masters courses.
The loans will be available to students studying a full-time or part-time course that starts from September 2017 onwards. Part-time courses need to be studied at 50% intensity of the full-time equivalent.
Once your course is completed, you will not need to start repaying your loan until the following April and you will only begin to pay back your loan when you are earning more than £21,000. Repayments will be made at a rate of 6% of your income above the £21,000 threshold.
Am I eligible?
If you’re studying an eligible course, the following students should be able to receive the postgraduate loan:
- Students who are ordinarily resident in England or the EU
- Students under the age of 60 at the start of their course
Eligible courses include:
Please note, this list is not exhaustive. To be eligible, courses need to be full masters standalone courses.
Courses that are not eligible
Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma courses are not eligible.